Hyperbilirubinemia is a common condition in newborn infants and may cause kernicterus if not properly managed. Newborns should be monitored for jaundice so diagnosis and treament can be done as quickly as possible.
This however, required repeated blood sampling, which is painful and is a cause for distress to the infant, increases the workload of nursery staff and is not readily accepted by parents.
Thanks to the combination of fibre, photoelectric, electronic and information processing technologies, when the probe is pressed gently to the forehead of a baby, the bilirubin concentration in the skin tissue is read and immediately displayed on screen.
The KJ-8000 is designed to be used in newborn nursery, newborn outpatient clinics, newborn intensive care units (NICU), children healthcare department and many other nursery areas.